SquareSpace is Officially Screwing Photographers – PhotoShelter Blog

Squarespace can’t stop photographers from contributing to Unsplash, but the partnership helps amplify a destructive message: We will build our business off the backs of free content.

The Future of AI Imaging – Artsy

Sometime in the not-too-distant future, anyone will be able to take a picture without a camera. Instead, we will be able to generate photographs, indistinguishable from those made by a camera, using artificial intelligence (AI) software. You will be able to create an image by simply typing out a description of the scene, or describing it to (presumably) Siri. “Siri,” you’ll say. “I’d like an image of a red-haired woman walking through a park in autumn, the breeze blowing red, orange, and yellow leaves around her.” And—though it may require more detail than that—presto! Your phone will provide various options on the screen to choose from.

Avoiding the Pitfalls of Adapting Stories Based on Real Life, with Rona Edwards – Film Independent

Movies are a mosaic of moving parts. But we don’t always see which parts, or who’s moving them. Each month in Detail Oriented, Su Fang Tham explores some of the more specialized areas—and career paths—related to film production.

Jürgen Schadeberg receives the 2018 Leica Hall of Fame Award – Leica Rumors

“With a stunning collection of lifeworks spanning more than seventy years, including his world-famous photo of Nelson Mandela looking through the bars of his former prison cell, Jürgen Schadeberg has never lost his humanistic view of the world. Many of his pictures have become timeless icons. Leica Camera honors exceptional photographers whose view of the world has changed it or set things in motion with a place in the Leica Hall of Fame, and Schadeberg has certainly earned his place in this prestigious collection.”

Fran Antmann: Maya Healers – A Thousand Dreams | LENSCRATCH

Maya Healers: A Thousand Dreams explores the ancient healing practices of the Maya people of Guatemala. Over the course of a decade, photographer and writer Fran Antmann gained the trust of families and native healers in mountain villages surrounding Lake Atitlan. She was allowed to visit sacred places and witnessed a tradition in which healers are believed to have connections with the supernatural and to derive their power and knowledge from dreams. These rituals survive today, despite being forbidden during a genocide of the Maya people committed over several decades until 1996 by government forces. Antmann captures this history of healing, documenting it in 100 black and white photographs woven together with moving, personal stories in her book, recently published by Nirala Publications.

Jonestown 40 years later: The story of a cameraman who lost his life – SFChronicle.com

When the bullets started spitting his way on that day in 1978 on the jungle airstrip in Guyana, Bob Brown did what he had always done as a news cameraman. He kept filming.

‘Under the Wire’ Review: Portrait of a War Reporter – The New York Times

Piggybacking on the recent release of the based-on-real-life drama “A Private War,” “Under the Wire” — sewn together from on-the-spot footage and interviews with colleagues — drops us into conflict zones with disorienting immediacy. Our primary guide is Paul Conroy, the plain-spoken British photographer who partnered with Colvin and was severely injured in the 2012 rocket attack in Syria that killed her and another reporter outright.

Review: In ‘Under the Wire,’ war photographer Paul Conroy bears witness to a terrible loss – Los Angeles Times

The recent biopic “A Private War” explores the interiority of war correspondent Marie Colvin’s life. But the documentary “Under the Wire,” featuring Colvin’s colleague, photojournalist Paul Conroy, painstakingly details Colvin’s final days before her death while reporting from Homs, Syria, in February 2012.

Photojournalism Now: Friday Round Up 16 November 2018 – Photojournalism Now

This week on Photojournalism Now: Friday Round Up – it’s all about the Museum of Contemporary Art (Sydney) with my reviews on the David Goldblatt retrospective and Primavera 2018.

Announcing the Winners of the 2018 Feature Shoot Emerging Photography Awards! – Feature Shoot

After reviewing hundreds of phenomenal submissions from photographers working across the globe, we’re thrilled to announce the ten winners of the 4th Annual Feature Shoot Emerging Photography Awards. One up-and-coming photographer, selected by Feature Shoot Founder Alison Zavos, will receive a cash prize of $5000, and nine more will exhibit with one of our esteemed jurors: Louise Clements of FORMAT International Photography Festival in the UK, Moshe Rosenzveig of Head On Photo Festival in Sydney, or Laura Roumanos of United Photo Industries in Brooklyn, New York.

Court Grants Bail for Shahidul Alam; Government Will Fight His Release | PDNPulse

A court in Bangladesh has granted bail to Shahidul Alam, the photographer, educator and mentor arrested 102 days ago after he criticized the Bangladesh government.

Pro Photographers Should Pay Attention to the Google Pixel 3 – PhotoShelter Blog

Google has officially launched its incredible “Night Sight” feature on the Pixel 3 camera app. Computational photography pioneer and Google Distinguished Engineer Marc Levoy co-wrote a blog describing all the different considerations that went into developing the jaw dropping technology that allows the Pixel to see in the dark. It’s worth a read.

Sandra Bacchi: Watermelons Are Not Strawberries | LENSCRATCH

As a young child, I naively thought that parents have all the answers—that they have everything figured out. As a father of two, I now fully recognize that parents often have no idea what they are doing. Why else would parenting books be so popular? We don’t have the answers. We are constantly scrambling for them and trying to work out solutions. Watermelons Are Not Strawberries narrates photographer Sandra Bacchi’s personal experiences as a mother, and speaks universally to some of the anxieties associated with raising kids. Through Bacchi’s lens, we feel her connection to her daughters—that of awareness and empathy. We get a sense of the vulnerabilities of both parent and child, as well as adaptations necessary to overcome (what seem to be daily) unanticipated challenges. The title of the project refers to a statement made by one of her daughters, who has a strawberry allergy. Rather than being discouraged, she creatively imagines watermelons as strawberries and pretends to eat them. She is also figuring things out.

Un llamado – Witness

This project focuses on diverse profiles of young people (Generation Y) who come from other cities and countries to the Cusco region of Southern Peru and their socio-cultural-spiritual explorations, their reception and appropriation of the local ancestral culture, the Andean worldview and the conception of Pachamama (Mother Earth).

Winners of 2018 Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards Announced | PDNPulse

The three winners of the 2018 Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards were announced on Friday in Paris. Laia Abril won Photobook of the Year for On Abortion, her visual chronicle of how access to abortion has affected women’s lives both historically and in contemporary society. Ursula Schulz-Dornburg’s The Land in Between won Photography Catalogue of the Year, and Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa won the $10,000 First PhotoBook award for his book One Wall a Web. A Juror’s Special Mention was awarded to Pixy Liao for her book Experimental Relationship Vol. 1

How Google Photos Became a Perfect Jukebox for Our Memories – The New York Times

Google Photos, introduced in 2015, has become one of the most emotionally resonant pieces of technology today. It is also shaping our narratives along the way.

Oded Wagenstein – Like Last Year’s Snow « burn magazine

In the remote village of Yar-Sale in Northern Siberia, lives a group of elderly women. They were once part of a nomadic community of reindeer herders. However, in their old age, they spend most of their days in seclusion, isolated from the world they loved and their community. While men are usually encouraged to remain within the migrating community and maintain their social roles, the women often face the struggles of old age alone.

How Photography Has Shaped Perceptions of African Women – The New York Times

“Aunty!,” an exhibit curated by Laylah Amatullah Barrayn and Catherine E. McKinley, reveals photography’s role as a tool or weapon when investigating identity and empowerment.

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